AMusA, BTheol, BA, MA (Research), PhD
Kerrie Handasyde lectures in History and Religious Studies at Pilgrim Theological College and Stirling Theological College. She is also the Academic Learning Adviser at Pilgrim Theological College and an Honorary Postdoctoral Associate in Church History at the University of Divinity where she was awarded her PhD in 2019.
Kerrie researches Australian religious history with a particular interest in religious fiction and poetry, visual and material culture, spirituality and the environment, women’s history, and the transmission of religious ideas. Much of her work focuses on the denominations of Protestant Dissent and the Stone-Campbell Movement. Recent research publications include articles in Journal of Religious History, Pneuma: Journal for the Society of Pentecostal Studies, Colloquium, and the Stone-Campbell Journal; and, chapters (one co-authored with Anne Elvey) for Cultural History of Women and Christianity, 1920–present, ed. Lisa Isherwood (Routledge: forthcoming), and for Contemporary Feminist Theologies: Power, Authority, Love, which she is also co-editing along with Cathryn McKinney and Rebekah Pryor (Routledge: forthcoming). For a general readership, Kerrie has written and/or edited a number of books and a periodical on the history of the Stone-Campbell Movement in Australia.
Her teaching in Church History covers the Early Church to the twentieth century, incorporating literary, feminist, and visual and material culture approaches alongside traditional methodologies. It includes units on Early Church, Reformation, Evangelicalism and Protestant Dissent, and Literary History.
Kerrie currently serves on the committees of the Religious History Association (Association for the Journal of Religious History) and the Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies. She is a member of the Australian Garden History Society and Australian Historical Association.